Published On | November 13, 2011



Dubai Air Show, 13 November - Maximus Air, an Abu Dhabi Aviation Group company, is optimistic about the prospects of gaining further business partnerships outside the Middle East after signing an ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) deal with DHL.
ACMI – or wet lease arrangements - forms a large part of Maximus Air’s broad range of aviation and logistics services, and under the terms of the deal, two newly converted Airbus A300-600RP2F aircraft will operate for DHL across Europe.
A similar ACMI arrangement with Etihad Crystal Cargo for two Airbus A300-600RP2F aircraft was recently extended until August 2012.
“We are delighted to have been selected by one of the world’s foremost logistics companies to provide them with these aircraft under an ACMI agreement, and that they have already been seamlessly integrated into their operations,” said Fathi Hilal Buhazza, President and CEO, Maximus Air. “Going beyond the shores of the UAE and the region and further into international air space, is part of our new growth strategy.”
The acquisition by Maximus Air of three Airbus A300-600RP2F aircraft at the start of the year, which have subsequently been converted into freighters by EADS, was designed to boost the company’s dual business model of cargo charter and ACMI lease solutions.
“Designed to further strengthen our capacity and flexibility of offering, the aircraft’s payload capacity, range and greater fuel efficiency, along with the comprehensive list of services we provide under an ACMI agreement, enables us to meet the future needs and requirements of the global air cargo market and some of the world’s leading players such as DHL,” Buhazza said.
Notes to Editors:
Maximus Air, an Abu Dhabi Aviation Group company, was established in 2005 to provide tailored solutions for moving outsized cargo.  After operating for only just over six years in the region, it is now a significant regional air cargo carrier and cargo aircraft ACMI  lease operator, employing more than 200 staff and operating a fleet of eight all-cargo aircraft comprising an Antonov An-124-100,  Airbus A300-600RP2Fs and Ilyushin IL-76TD across the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Maximus Air currently runs regular scheduled cargo services on behalf of Etihad Crystal Cargo and is the appointed exclusive air relief support partner for the UAE Red Crescent.
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